WWN sent out the following press release today, announcing a huge (non-title) champion vs champion match for EVOLVE 86 between EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr and WWN Champion Matt Riddle:
There is a lot of controversy in the WWN offices now. EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr. and WWN Champion Matt Riddle both claim that their championship is more prestigious and that their title matches should main event the upcoming events. This is really debatable when you look at the upcoming title matches. It is Riddle vs. Kyle O’Reilly for the WWN Title and Sabre Jr. vs. Ethan Page for the EVOLVE Title at EVOLVE 84 in the Chicago area on May 20th. There are several possible title scenarios for EVOLVE 85 in the Detroit area on May 21st with Riddle vs. Jeff Cobb, O’Reilly vs. Tracy Williams, Sabre Jr. vs. Lio Rush and Page vs. Donovan Dijak. Which title should be given the main event spot? This leads us to…. EVOLVE will return to Melrose, MA on June 24th for a double header with Beyond Wrestling (each event is a separate ticket). It is our goal to make this the summer destination event for all New England independent wrestling fans. EVOLVE has signed the biggest main event possible. EVOLVE 86 will have EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. WWN Champion Matt Riddle as the main event. As of now, this is scheduled to be non-title, but there is an infinite amount of pride and bragging rights on the line.
Also, it appears that Fightful's own Jason Kincaid has recovered from his injuries, as he has been added to the card for EVOLVE 84, where he will be taking on Fred Yehi.
The full updated cards for next weekend's events are:
EVOLVE 84 – Summit, IL – May 20th – 2:30pm CDT
* WWN Championship Match: Champion Matt Riddle defends vs. Kyle O’Reilly
* EVOLVE Championship Match: Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defends vs. Ethan Page
* EVOLVE 81 Rematch: Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijak
* Special Challenge Match: Tracy Williams with Stokey Hathaway vs. Jeff Cobb
* EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Chris Dickinson & Jaka with Stokey Hathaway vs. Matt Knicks & Isaias Velazquez
* Lio Rush vs. Austin Theory
* Fred Yehi vs. Jason Kincaid
* Plus more to be signed with:
-Plus more to be added!!!
EVOLVE 85 – Livonia, MI – May 21st – 8:00pm EDT
* EVOLVE Championship Match (If Sabre Jr. is still champion): Zack Sabre Jr. defends vs. Lio Rush
* WWN Championship Match (If Riddle is still champion): Matt Riddle defends vs. Jeff Cobb
* Special Challenge Match: Tracy Williams with Stokely Hathaway vs. Kyle O’Reilly
* Special Attraction Match: Ethan Page vs. Donovan Dijak
* Keith Lee vs. Fred Yehi
* “The Big Wiggle” Norman Smiley will be available for pictures & autographs!!!
* Plus more to be announced with:
-EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Chris Dickinson & Jaka with Stokely Hathaway
-Plus more to be added!!!
Both shows will be broadcast on Flo-Slam.